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UK’s leading digital access event returns on 31 October

Events news published: Saturday 20th July 2013

UK’s leading digital access event returns on 31 October

The UK’s leading policy conference on access to technology by people with disabilities, eAccess 13, returns on 31 October this year to the government conference centre in Westminster.

After an opening keynote from a government minister, this year's sessions will include a look at whether UK policymakers have been capitalising on last year's successful Paralympic Games to improve policies in all areas of life for people with disabilities.

Speakers at 'The Paralympics effect - making the most of London 2012' are expected to include a leading Paralympic star (to be confirmed) alongside Simon Stevens, Disability Consultant, Campaigner and star of the Channel 4 comedy show scheduled to run alongside the Paralympics, "I'm Spazticus". Other confirmed speakers to date include Grant Broome, Associate Consultant, Paciello Group; Gill Whitney, Principal Lecturer, Middlesex University; and Mel Findlater, Director, The "You Can" Hub.

Other hot topics scheduled for workshops and discussion groups include 'ebook accessibility: are we there yet?'; 'Free and open source software - can it really support our assistive technology needs?'; 'Digital inclusion: How to get management buy-in'; 'Access to education: games and social networking'; 'PDF accessibility: another year of improvements'; Accessible design for mobile technology.

Now in its ninth year, the event is also co-hosted once more by the One Voice for Accessible ICT Coalition, the UK's leading umbrella body for organisations promoting access to technology by all.

The conference website is currently in development and is set to go live shortly at

And click here for a selection of photos of last year'sevent published on Flickr.


An excellent event and extremely useful which has given us lots of ideas to implement our organisational accessibility strategy.
- Saima Aziz, Citizens Advice

Thank you for the opportunity to network, input and view the technology for the great leveller... IT.
- Steve Gumm, Family Mosaic

I thought the conference was a big success and, on a personal level, I learned a great deal about how eAccessibility is finally being taken seriously in the commercial and public sectors.
- Barry Coates, RNIB

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